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Seiji Kurokami, Kimitoshi Fukae, Nobuyoshi Takehara: Power control apparatus for solar power generation system. Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto, July 13, 1999: US05923158 (173 worldwide citation)

In a power control apparatus of a solar power generation system for converting power generated by a solar panel and supplying the converted power to a load, the output voltage and output current of the solar panel are sensed, and, under ordinary conditions, MPPT control is performed so that the sola ...


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Yoshitaka Nagao, Kimitoshi Fukae, Nobuyoshi Takehara: Voltage control apparatus and method for power supply. Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto, April 6, 1999: US05892354 (149 worldwide citation)

A voltage control apparatus which is robust against disturbances such as variations in solar radiation amount around a solar cell, and has quick response, has a voltage detection unit (4) for detecting the voltage value of a battery power supply (1), a power conversion unit (2) for performing predet ...


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Yoshitaka Nagao, Kimitoshi Fukae, Nobuyoshi Takehara, Seiji Kurokami: Solar power generation apparatus and power control device therefor. Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto, February 9, 1999: US05869956 (149 worldwide citation)

In order to extract maximum power from a solar cell, maximum power point tracking (MPPT) control is performed under ordinary circumstances. If the output current of the solar cell becomes too small, the operating point of the solar cell is caused to fluctuate over a range wider than that of MPPT con ...


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Nobuyoshi Takehara, Kimitoshi Fukae: Control apparatus of inverter and power generation system using such control apparatus. Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto, February 29, 2000: US06031736 (112 worldwide citation)

To provide a cheap inverter which uses a single digital microprocessor and can execute a current control and a maximum power control without changing a design of a hardware even for any switching device or solar cell, there is provided a control apparatus of an inverter for converting a DC electric ...


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Seiji Kurokami, Kimitoshi Fukae, Nobuyoshi Takehara: Power control method and apparatus for battery power supply and battery power supply system. Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto, November 17, 1998: US05838148 (100 worldwide citation)

Power supplied from a battery power supply to a load through a power conversion unit is maximized with a relatively simple arrangement and a small processing load. In addition, an output command value for controlling the power conversion unit is detected, a set voltage for which the output command v ...


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Takashi Ohtsuka, Kimitoshi Fukae, Toshihiko Mimura, Masahiro Mori: Roof member and mounting method thereof. Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto, August 7, 2001: US06269596 (95 worldwide citation)

Roof members of the present invention are those fixed to the roof, each roof member being a combination solar cell and roof member having a solar cell element and a metal reinforcing member, wherein a metal member is provided below the combination solar cell and roof member or a metal member is prov ...


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Seiji Kurokami, Kimitoshi Fukae, Akiharu Takabayashi, Nobuyoshi Takehara: Power generation system and power generation apparatus. Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto, October 24, 2006: US07126053 (94 worldwide citation)

In a power generation system of this invention, the outputs from power generation layers electrically connected in series are input to corresponding power conversion devices, and boosted outputs are connected in parallel and fed to a load. Alternatively, the output from one of power generation layer ...


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Yoshitaka Nagao, Kimitoshi Fukae, Nobuyoshi Takehara: Conveying apparatus using unstable electric power supply. Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto, April 18, 2000: US06050779 (91 worldwide citation)

A conveying system comprising a pump whose power source is an unstable electric power supply, such as a solar cell; a first supply pipe for conveying liquid from an intake to the pump; a second supply pipe for conveying the liquid from the pump to a discharge opening; a liquid storage tank provided ...


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Shigenori Itoyama, Kimitoshi Fukae, Masahiro Mori, Yuji Inoue, Fumitaka Toyomura, Takashi Ohtsuka: Solar battery module and passive solar system using same. Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto, December 31, 1996: US05589006 (68 worldwide citation)

A solar cell module in which the reduction in conversion efficiency is small, and a passive solar heating system using the solar cell module. The solar cell module has a solar cell covered with a filler. A back reinforcement member, the filler and a back insulating member larger than the solar cell ...